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Grateful Dead Live at Grand Prix Racecourse on 1973-07-27


Topics Live concert


Promised Land, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Bird Song, Big River, Tennessee Jed Mississippi Half Step, Me & My Uncle, Jam-> Wharf Rat, Around & Around


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Grand Prix Racecourse
Location Watkins Glen, NY

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD> Master Reel (but see note)> Dat (48k)> Dat (Sony D8)> RME Hammerfall Digiface> Sony Vaio C1VP> Samplitude v7.02 Professional> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

flac16; SBD> Master Reel (but see note)> Dat (48k); Transfer: Dat (Sony D8)> RME Hammerfall Digiface> Sony Vaio C1VP> Samplitude v7.02 Professional> FLAC; Transferred and Edited By Charlie Miller

Reviews

Reviewer: DJPeebs - - May 14, 2014
Subject: The Gem of this Jam is stuff of legend!
This concert occurred a full four years before Fire on the Mountain debut live (3/18/77), yet there it is in the jam from approx 16:00-17:38 in the Jam! A wonderful show primarily because of the gem of the Jam...
Reviewer: njpg - - July 2, 2013
Subject: -
Brilliant jam, and everything else superbly played too.
Reviewer: gratefuldiver - - June 30, 2011
Subject: Happiness is Jamming!
It's years before Happiness is Drumming was recorded and Mickey wasn't even on the scene, but during the "Jam" (at 16:00 on SHN ID 27779) there's more than a hint of Fire on the Mountain.
Reviewer: HDJeff - - January 13, 2010
Subject: What Memories!
3 buddies and I drove to Watkins Glen Friday afternoon in a 1963 Econoline van to beat the crowd for the Saturday jam! We spent hours driving the last 3 miles. Camped out that Friday night, we suddenly heard The Dead playing unexpectedly! The soundcheck turned into an impromptu concert that night! Fantastic recording, it spans 37 years for me since the Summer Jam. I was 19 and immortal then. My how time flies!
Reviewer: pulp79 - - April 15, 2009
Subject: Blown Away...
Great sound as always from Mr. Miller. Amazing quality. What I wouldn't give to have been there to see Jam>Wharf Rat. One of the finest Dead Jams I've ever heard, up there with 6/28/74. Phil is absolutely insane! This jam definitely prepared the boys for Mountain Jam the next night. The Dead may have been alot looser jamming-wise than the Allmans (a good thing), but this proves they could be every bit as tight when they felt like it, and at the same time blow your freaking mind. Get this now!
Reviewer: kayatosh - - February 14, 2006
Subject: 5 for set II perf. and sound
the jam is so fun -- around the 13 minute mark Keith taps into his electric and they jam the next four minutes or so as if riding upon the back of a flying fire-breathing dragon.
Reviewer: samson - - June 15, 2005
Subject: Thanks for the upgrade!!!
Much better sounding than the previous sources. Same cut in Half-Step but thats O.K. Like the other reviewers said previously Bird Song and the Jam > Wharf Rat are the highlights.
Despite this being only a sound check, this still remains a short glimpse into what the Dead were capable of when they were in their prime...
Reviewer: StrawRider - - June 11, 2005
Subject: Watkin's Glen
Nice upgrade here on the legendary Soundcheck.
Give it a listen and compare for yourself.
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